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Accounting technicians may be employed in industry, commerce, or the public sector and are recognised internationally.
They prepare the financial information which professional accountants or business managers use when making decisions. They may be the only financially trained member of staff in small enterprises.
They undertake a wide range of accountancy and financial tasks and tend to start their journey in a finance support role.
There are different pathways for career progression:
Depending on the route taken, qualification and subsequent work experience, an accounting technician may cover a range of roles including collation, checking and analysis of financial information:
Responsibilities in all company sizes would include:
With experience, you might take on supervisor responsibilities and more complex tasks, such as:
Different financial departments require different specialist knowledge. Accounting technicians can develop specific skills depending on which area of finance they work in.
Self-employed accounting technicians provide a range of accountancy services to businesses. These tend to be in a specialist area of accounting and may include:
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